Technology

Modified on Tue, 26 Sep 2023 at 08:39 AM

Technology

Introduction

The smartengine technology is a building intelligence and lighting control platform designed to power lights and sensors over an IT network infrastructure backbone. Sensors are deployed throughout a space and communicated with in real-time to provide advanced knowledge of the entire built environment.

Simply connect your fixture to a smart sensor using a standard CAT6 cable, eliminating the need for LED drivers. The smartengine-technology also features an open API and a BACnet/IP stack with which you can access and share all sensor data from your built space.

The technology replaces conventional power infrastructure and complex BUS systems. In its place, smartengine utilizes network cable infrastructure to deliver power, control and communication over one set of wires. Additionally, the smartengine software provides complete control and monitoring of the deployment and operation of smartengine and light fixtures.

Components

The smartengine solution comprises of multiple smartengines connected together over IP network to power and control up to 2000 smartengine endpoints (gateways, sensors, wall controllers) with a smartdirector to manage the entire system.

smartengine

smartengine

The smartengine powers and communicates with smartgateways, smartsensors, and smart wall controllers to provide intelligent lighting control and building intelligence. The smartengine platform provides a sophisticated level of control, which significantly reduces energy consumption. The smartengine provides AC to DC power conversion for LED lighting fixtures. Accepting either 200-250 VAC or 277 VAC input power, the smartengine converts it centrally to low-voltage constant current and distributes the power to fixtures via standard class 2, low-voltage cabling.

smartdirector

smartdirector

The smartdirector provides unified management, control, reporting and integration with external systems. It aggregates multiple smartengines that connect up to 2000 smartengine endpoints. It is a rack mountable server appliance with data storage for the sensor data from the endpoints.

smartengine Endpoints

smartsensor scenecontrol

The smartengine endpoints include smartgateway, smartsensors and wall controllers.

smartgateway

The LED smartgateway controls and dims smartengine ready 3rd party LED fixtures. The smartgateway is installed on or next to each fixture and communicates with and is powered by the smartengine via low-voltage cable. The smartgateway connects to smartsensor which collects light level, temperature and motion data, transmitting this data back to the smartengine.

The smartgateway accepts standard category 5e, 6 or 6a cable via RJ45 connectors or 18 AWG (1mm) via spring loaded terminal connectors. The smartgateway uses one, two or three “channels” to deliver power from the smartengine to the LED fixture depending on the fixture’s power requirements. Each channel provides 18-48Vf and 150-700mA.

The lighting fixtures must be smartengine ready.

smartsensors

The smartsensor pod 3MP-W collects data on light levels, temperature and motion, and transmits this environmental data through the smartgateway back to the smartengine. The smartsensor pod is easily installed in the ceiling tile or junction box near the fixture and connects to a smartgateway with a straight-through patch cord.

A version of smartsensor that integrates the smartgateway and smartsensor functionality is available for single channel uses. These LED smartsensors control and dim a connected LED fixture, collects data on light levels, temperature and motion, and transmits this environmental data back to the smartengine.

Smartsensors with low energy bluetooth beacon support may be used to transmit and received bluetooth beacons. This functionality enables third party features such as indoor navigation or asset tracking.

Wall Controllers

Wall controllers can be installed to allow occupants to control the lights in space through dimming or setting to preconfigured settings (or scenes). These wall controllers are also powered by smartengine and include temperature sensors. The 5 button version of the wall controllers has integrated environmental sensors to record air quality, pressure, humidity data as well.

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